Eric Geller is a cybersecurity reporter at POLITICO, where he covers the federal government’s cyber defense activities.
His beat ranges from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s network protection programs and the Commerce Department’s research and standards development work to the FBI’s hack investigations and the State Department’s digital diplomacy strategies. He also writes about the White House’s oversight of these activities and the ways in which the federal government partners with state and local governments and the private sector, from election security to supply chain risk management.
Eric began his journalism career in October 2014 at the Daily Dot, where he covered technology policy and served as an editor during the morning shift. His reporting there increasingly focused on cybersecurity, from the Office of Personnel Management hack to the high-profile encryption battle between Apple and the Justice Department after the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack. At the height of the encryption debate, he interviewed then-FBI Director James Comey about the bureau’s position on the issue.
Eric’s first day at POLITICO was June 14, 2016, when news broke of a suspected Russian government hack of the Democratic National Committee. Since then, he has spearheaded POLITICO’s election security coverage and reported on a range of major incidents, including the SolarWinds cyber espionage campaign and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.
Eric grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 2014 with a degree in political science. When he isn’t writing about cybersecurity, he’s either reading the latest Star Wars novel or tweeting bad puns.